This was a very addictive show that did not go where I expected it to, but I thoroughly enjoyed it.
Safe follows a man called Tom whose daughter Jenny has gone missing after a house party. We follow his story as he tries to uncover where she went and what happened to her, and this story intertwines with another of a school fire that happened a few decades ago and cost the lives of eight schoolchildren. The interesting thing about these two tales however is that the town involved now lives in a gated community due to the school fire and the community wanting to either keep the bad guys out or keep them in to stop them creating any more havoc.
We follow a lot of different storylines all around the character of Jenny and why she has gone missing and what this means. Jenny‘s mother has died of cancer and her father has moved on to a new woman who is also the police chief and this dynamic plays well into the overarching story, and while all the stories may seem separate they do end up intertwining and become something so much more than what you think they are at the beginning.
What I love about this show is that it isn’t a murder mystery. Yes people have clearly died from the fire in the school many years ago but that isn’t the main point of the show, there are so many more crimes being committed within it that bring a new dynamic to the crime drama genre and I really appreciated that. We are able to move away from murder and the usual serial killers we see in dramas like this, much like Stay Close, because they can get a bit repetitive after a while and this one felt new and fresh.
I highly recommend this show if you enjoy crime dramas. It’s different, as I’ve said to others that I have seen before, and I really appreciated that fact because it keeps you engaged with what is going on. Each episode leaves you on a cliffhanger that makes you want to keep watching and I’m happy to say that the ending as well does not disappoint and really brings all the storylines together. However, the ending is not one that you would necessarily suspect throughout watching, it keeps you on your toes, it keeps you engaged and it’s a brilliant show to watch if you’re looking for something new and different.
What do you think of Safe?
Until next time,